Thomas & Friends Adds First Autistic Character, Gets New Trailer

Thomas & Friends Adds First Autistic Character, Gets New Trailer

The world of Thomas & Friends is expanding, as the upcoming 26th season of the series will introduce a new series regular and the first autistic character in the series’ history.

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When the 26th season of Thomas & Friends premieres on September 12, 2022, fans will be introduced to Bruno, a new character to the series. This joyful, pun-making brake car is also autistic, making him the first-ever autistic character in the series.

The character — who is also voiced by an autistic voice actor — will play an important role in the series, as he can move in reverse and knows where all the tracks lead in the world of Sodor.

Check out a brand new trailer for Thomas & Friends season 26 below:

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“In its upcoming season on Cartoonito on Cartoon Network, Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go is back on track with big adventures fueled by friendship,” reads the official synopsis for the series. “Thomas and the gang will face unexpected surprises and discover more about one another as they play, learn, and grow together. Featuring new original songs and even bigger adventures, the latest season of Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go welcomes everyone to the Island of Sodor for a toot-ally awesome journey!”


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